Borrowing Joy Practice

Sometimes it can be difficult to feel or experience joy, especially when there is so much suffering in the world and perhaps in our lives. And yet, without joy our hearts can become malnourished. So how might we feast on joy when we may not even have a crumb? We borrow it! Just like weContinue reading “Borrowing Joy Practice”

Hand in Hand Practice

Supportive Practice Photo by Matthew Henry on Unsplash Pause and find a comfortable posture Take a couple of deep breaths to settle the body and mind Contemplate this question – what is one thing in your life that you can rely, that is constant in your life, that is always present for you regardless ofContinue reading “Hand in Hand Practice”

Week of Awakening – December 2021

Click on image to download; for personal use only Welcome to the last Week of Awakening. As we bring 2021 to a close this month, we are called upon to reflect on the life we’ve led and the life we want to lead. We can do that by grounding ourselves in the present moment, tuningContinue reading “Week of Awakening – December 2021”

Week of Awakening – October 2021

images can be downloaded for personal use only This week’s theme is Self-Compassion as Self-Care. I had the honor of talking about this topic with a group of high school seniors. To those of us who are way past that age, how might your life have been different if this topic was shared with you atContinue reading “Week of Awakening – October 2021”

Week of Awakening – June 2021

Click to View Kick Off Meditation via Instagram The Path of Heartfulness This week’s intention is to awaken the forgotten truth of our heart – that we are lovable, we are loving, and we are love. Heartfulness is simply being full of heart, being full of tenderness, warmth, kindness, care, LOVE. To walk the path ofContinue reading “Week of Awakening – June 2021”

Cultivating Connection: Sharing Joy

Welcome to the last session of the Engaged Mindfulness Meditation group talk series. For a quick recap, the first two sessions focused on cultivating courage – building the foundation of a mindfulness practice. The next four weeks focused on cultivating compassion – strengthening our capacity to turn toward suffering, our own and others. We reliedContinue reading “Cultivating Connection: Sharing Joy”

Cultivating Connection: Growing Gratitude & Generosity

Welcome to the seventh week of the Engaged Mindfulness Meditation talk series. This week begins the two week focus on the theme of cultivating connection with this talk and two meditations exploring the practices of gratitude and generosity. The previous six weeks has been a journey of building and strengthening both our mindfulness practice andContinue reading “Cultivating Connection: Growing Gratitude & Generosity”

Cultivating (Self) Compassion: Strengthening Our Inner Ally

Welcome to the fourth session of an eight week series on Engaged Mindfulness Meditation. This is also the second of the four sessions focused on cultivating compassion. Opening Practice We begin with a meditation aimed to settle us into our physical space, drop into the body, notice the breath, and relax into stillness. We thenContinue reading “Cultivating (Self) Compassion: Strengthening Our Inner Ally”

Cultivating Compassion: Opening Our Hearts – Lovingkindness for Our Loved Ones & Selves

This third week’s talk begins with a brief settling and intention setting practice. Intention is our innate capacity to harness and direct our energy and effort at will. And as shared in session 1, intention is one of the three pillars of mindfulness – intention, attention and attitude. We began this series of talks withContinue reading “Cultivating Compassion: Opening Our Hearts – Lovingkindness for Our Loved Ones & Selves”

Why Practice Mindfulness & Compassion During These Challenging Times

Welcome! Thank you for joining me as I share with you some reasons to practice mindfulness and compassion during this time of global crisis and societal change. Throughout this talk, we will engage in brief and simple practices that can  be used immediately. To move into a space of exploration, let us begin with aContinue reading “Why Practice Mindfulness & Compassion During These Challenging Times”